Friday, June 14, 2024

Microsoft unveils new Lumia smartphones

Microsoft has introduced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, two new smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The company said both phones are upgradeable to Windows 10, which offers more personal computing and greater productivity, and will be available later this year.

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In a competitive marketplace, Microsoft said it continues to deliver innovative smartphone experiences at all price points. Both devices offer the seamless integration of hardware essentials?with a choice of screen sizes and camera capabilities?and Microsoft services to offer incredible productivity with affordability.

Microsoft said Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL customers will be able to access new Windows 10 features and innovation through the Windows Insider Program, as well as upgrade to Windows 10 later this year.

Key features and improvements of Windows 10 include new universal apps such as Office, Mail and Calendar, and Photos; IP-based messaging from Skype and others integrated directly into the messaging experience; an entirely new browsing experience with the new Project Spartan browser; and extended integration of the Cortana personal assistant.

Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL also come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes the latest Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote) on the Lumia as well as on one PC or Mac and one tablet, plus 1TB of OneDrive storage, and 60 free minutes of Skype Unlimited Worldwide calling per month.

?Our newest Lumia devices build on our momentum in the affordable smartphones space,? said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for phones at Microsoft. ?With the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, we continue to make innovation accessible to more people. We have packaged competitive hardware with innovative Windows software and Microsoft services to help you achieve more, wherever and whenever you want.?

Lumia 640 XL will begin rolling out globally in March and will be available in matte cyan, orange and black, as well as both matte and glossy white. Lumia 640 will be available starting in April and will be available in glossy cyan, orange and white, as well as matte black.

Both Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM LTE and dual-SIM 3G variants. Lumia 640 XL will also be available as a single-SIM 3G variant. Pricing will vary by market and operator.


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